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George Epstein

Gaming Today George Epstein

A retired engineer, George Epstein is the author of “The Greatest Book of Poker for Winners!” and “Hold’em or Fold’em? – An Algorithm for Making the Key Decision.” He teaches poker courses and conducts a unique Poker Lab at the Claude Pepper Senior Center under the auspices of the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks and at West Los Angeles College.

Email: GeorgeEpstein@gamingtoday.com

Always think of an immediate goal

Always think of an immediate goal

posted on June 20, 2017 by

Poker by George | We best succeed in life – and at poker – when we have well-defined goals – both short-term (immediate) and long-term. Our immediate goal at each decision point is important.

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Poker a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp as we age

Poker a fantastic way to keep the mind sharp as we age

posted on June 13, 2017 by

Poker by George | Several months ago GamingToday published a rather special and unique column I had written, entitled “Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s.” By coincidence, the Los Angeles Times has just included a 12-page insert entitled “Healthy Living.” 

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Partial information can lead to victory especially when focusing on the left

Partial information can lead to victory especially when focusing on the left

posted on June 06, 2017 by

Poker by George | Poker is a game of information – actually partial info. You will never have all you would like. Using tells is one way to gain that.

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Making most of pocket pairs

Making most of pocket pairs

posted on May 30, 2017 by

Poker by George | Pocket pairs will occur, on average, one out of every 17 hands dealt to you – about twice an hour. In a seven-hour session, you can expect a pocket pair about 14 times. It pays to be prepared.

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It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

It's ok to wait for another table when you see too many sharks

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Poker by George | You are a regular/frequent player at a local casino or cardroom. After playing there two or three times a week for several years, you become somewhat familiar with the “regulars” who also play there quite often.

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